Biomedical Sciences (GEMS)
1853 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Campus Location: Clinical Sciences North Building, Suite 300, Room 324
GEMS Director: Dr. Kamal Sharma
Program Administrator: Matthew Brown
Director of Administration: Tim Sullivan
The GEMS PhD program provides PhD training to intellectually curious and diligent individuals interested in research in any area of the biomedical sciences. The program's mission is to develop skills, knowledge, and expertise during PhD education, enabling graduates to pursue biomedical research related careers.
GEMS is the PhD granting program for the UI College of Medicine. GEMS has more than 120 faculty members at UIC and has trained more than 350 students since its start in 2004. Faculty members and scientific areas of training are organized within the GEMS umbrella via six Research Concentrations (Cancer Biology, Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational Physiology, Microbiology Immunity and Inflammation, Molecular and Structural Biology, and Neurobiology). GEMS works with the Office of Graduate Diversity Programs and the Bridge to the Doctorate Program to cultivate opportunities for diverse groups of students. Students from all backgrounds with records of exceptional achievement are encouraged to apply. UIC does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.